Amalgamation of Fulani Groups, Scholars Endorse Tinubu Through Governor Ganduje
By Abdullahi Yusuf
An amalgamation of Fulani groups together with their Islamic scholars/preachers under the aegis of Hoorejo Tabital Pulaaku and Fulbe Ulama Nigeria, across all the states of the federation and Abuja, have endorsed Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The groups also promised to support the APC Standard Flagbearer towards his victory in the forthcoming presidential election.
A statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje,Malam Abba Anwar, said the groups announced the endorsement at a consultative meeting with them at the Coronation Hall, Government House, Kano, on Sunday.
Malam Anwar said a former Governor of Bauchi State, Malam Isa Yuguda, the National President of Hoojero Tabital Pulaaku and Malam Haruna Bin Musa, Chairman Initiative for Educating Nigerian Fulbe Pilgrims, submitted the endorsement letter to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje for onward transmission to Asiwaju Tinubu.
Receiving the endorsement letter, Governor Ganduje appreciated the amalgamation for their critical understanding of national politics and their plan for national development, which he said, “moulded your support for our competent Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Jagaban of Nigeria.”
“This endorsement is the only answer for our development as Fulani and for the development of our dear nation. We assure you that transformation in our livestock system will become a reality when our candidate, Bola Tinubu, becomes the President of Nigeria,” he assured.
The Governor also said that business would not be as usual when Tinubu gets the mandate of Nigerians in the forthcoming election,as all parts of the country would be developed.
He promised to deliver the endorsement letter to Asiwaju Tinubu, pointing out that, “we recently organised a National Livestock Conference, during which we raised a Blueprint. I am assuring you that when Tinubu becomes our President, he would organise a Conference of All Fulani in Nigeria.”
Ganduje further said that Fulani people would not regret electing Tinubu as President, as he (the governor) is aware of Tinubu’s plan to transform the lives of Fulani across the country.
In his remarks,Yuguda commended Governor Ganduje for his unflinching support for the plight of Fulani across the country, emphasising that, “among all our governors, both serving and former, governor Ganduje is the one who is more supportive and in the forefront of Fulani people.”
Many Fulani groups ranging from Ardos, community leaders and Fulani scholars who came under the amalgamation for the Consultative meeting came from the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory(FCT),the statement added.